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Voices from D-Day: Eyewitness accounts from the Battles of Normandy

Jon E. Lewis

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Prose: non-fiction, History

Eyewitness accounts of the Battle for Normandy

The extraordinary and compelling story of the 6th of June, 1944, and the Battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world s finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville. Highlights of this unique collection include the break-out from Omaha beach as told by the GI who led it, a French housewife s story of what it was like to wake up to the invasion, German soldiers accounts of finding themselves facing the biggest seaborne invasion in history, a view from the command post by a member of Eisenhower s staff, combat reports, diaries and letters of British veterans of all forces and services, and accounts of the follow-up battle for Normandy, one of the bloodiest struggles of the war.

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